Kibungan, BenguetJumpoff (closed loop): Sitio Tanap, Poblacion, Kibungan
LLA: 1820 MASL (Tagpaya); 1875 MASL (Oten); 2105 (Tagpew)
Days required / Hours to summit: 2-3 days / 6-9 hours (Tagpaya)
Specs (Version 1): Major climb, Difficulty 5/9, Trail class 1-4
Specs (Version 2): Major climb, Difficulty 6/9, Trail class 1-4
Features: Pine ridges, mossy forests, rice terraces, village walks
Source : Pinoymountaineer.com
|Welcome to Kibungan!|
|Kibungan Municipality Town Hall|
The travel time from Baguio to Kibungan will take within 3-4 hours with 2 stop over. It was 30 mins past 9am when we arrived in Kibungan Municipality. There we were met by Ferdie, our guide assigned to us by sir Charo. We have our last minute preparation and bought our supplies. At 10am, under the heat and humidity, we started to walked to Kibungan mountain ranges.
|The trail of Kibungan Mountain ranges|
|At Mt Tagpaya. The first peak of the circuit.|
|The dry part of the trail|
|At Mt Oten.|
|The trail to Ilocos or La Union|
|Mt Tagpew Summit|
|The Second Campsite. Near Mt Tagpew.|
|At Mayo's River|
|Sweet. Another small group climb.|
The complete idiot guide for climbing Kibungan Circuit
9pm : Assembly at Victory liner Cubao. Fare : P445
10pm: Etd Cubao to Baguio
4am : Arrival in Baguio, walk to session road to have breakfast and to buy packed lunch/ dinner
5am : Take taxi to Dangwa terminal. P40
6am : Take first trip Bus to kibungan. The second and last trip was schedule at 11am. P130
9:30 : Arrival in Kibungan. Meet the guide, buy supplies. There are small stores in kibungan that sells meats, vegetables and other canned foods. No butane .
10am : Start trek
11am : Arrival at the Church, lunch break. Watersource nearby
12pm : Proceed hiking
3pm : Arrival at the Buga Campsite : Restroom available. Watersource nearby
5am : wake up call
6:30 : start descend
7:00 : water source
10:00: Mt Bulalakaw. Lunch. Water source nearby
11:00: Proceed hiking
2pm : Arrived at the 2nd campsite . Watersource and restroom available
pitch tent, relax . Enjoy the surrounding.
4:00 : Hike up to the summit of Mt Tagpew
4:15 : Eta Summit. Take pictures. Enjoy life.
4:30 : Start descend
4:45 : Back at the campsite
6 am : wake up call
7:30 : Start descend
9:00 : Arrived at the church. Watersource. Take 30mins break
9:30 : Proceed
11:00: Mayo's River Lunch.
3:15pm : Back at the Municipality. Rest.
Lodge is available for 200/head. There's a clean restroom so you can take a bath and change clothes. You can also cook in the lodge for your dinner. The small market and sari-sari store will be closed at 6pm.
First trip bus back to Baguio is at 5am. Fare is P130. Travel time 4 hours.
From Baguio take taxi to Victory liner. No need to reserve ticket.
Baguio to Manila : P445
Registration fee : P30
Guide fee : P500/day
The guide have their own tent, cookset and food. Of course we can share our foods/trail food to the guide. The guide can only share your load up to 3kg. Because remember the guide have the same load as you are..
Enjoy The Kibungan Mountain Range Experience..
For guide and other information please contact : Charo - 09108771725
|Kibungan rice terraces.|
|Dont forget to reward yourself for the climb. Try Goodtaste Beef Broccoli for less than P100|